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François Pascal Simon Gérard was born in Rome in 1776 and titled Baron Gérard in 1809. He began his career as an illustrator and exhibited his paintings throughout France. Despite the fact that he was born poor, he achieved great success as a painter. Moreover, he was a talented architect, and he used his artistic skills to create beautiful models. He is best known for his paintings of the ancient Greeks and Romans.

Gerard was born in Rome in 1763. His father, an ambassador, was French, and his mother, an Italian. The family moved to Paris in 1782. In 1786, Gerard began his studies with J.-L. David, and he was soon a favorite pupil. In 1796, he won the Salon with a portrait of Jean-Baptiste Isabey, a popular patron of the arts. Later, he became a leading portraitist in Paris, producing paintings of mythology, history, and mythology.

Gerard studied under Augustin Pajou and Jacques-Louis David. In 1791, he was appointed a member of the French Revolutionary Tribunal. In the late 1700s, he became a successful painter and became a leading figure in society. He worked on historical pieces, portraits, and historical subjects. His work was also highly regarded by the government. However, it is not known what exactly made him so popular.

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